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Fewer birds in French gardens


DECRYPTION - A report from the Garden Bird Observatory, a participatory science program, testifies to the continuing decline of local species.

Birds that were once common in France, such as the blackbird, the house swallow or the bullfinch, are becoming rare.

Ten years after the creation of the Garden Bird Observatory, an assessment of this participatory science program presented on Tuesday January 24 testifies to the continuous decline of local species.

Between 2012 and 2022, 41% of the birds observed in the spring and breeding in France have seen their population decline.

24% are stable, 2% are increasing.

“It's alarming,

comments Allain Bougrain-Dubourg, president of the League for the Protection of Birds (LPO).

Reproductive success and the survival of the young decrease from year to year, mainly due to the degradation of their habitat, which reduces access to food resources.

To save these local birds, we will have to revisit our lifestyles.”

The finding corroborates, with a few nuances, the trends highlighted by other studies published in recent years.

In 2021, time tracking…

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Source: lefigaro

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